MyLynch: Your Personal Cancer Risk

Help your Family by Sharing

MyLynch was built by cancer researchers and statisticians from the BayesMendel lab at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard University to help people with Lynch Syndrome (LS) understand how their LS can increase the risk of different cancers and to show them what they can do to lower their risks.

Did you know:

1. Lynch syndrome cancers are preventable and can be caught early… if the person knows they have Lynch syndrome. Catching cancers early means saving lives.

2. Only 1 in 100 people with Lynch syndrome know they have it.

3. Your parents, siblings, and kids have a 50% chance of having Lynch; your grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandchildren are also at risk.

Sharing your Lynch diagnosis with your family can save their lives. Almost all people with Lynch syndrome share their diagnosis with their parents, siblings, and children.


Some people never tell their other relatives.

Save a Life

You could save the life of a family member if you choose to share your diagnosis.

Your doctor can help you make a plan to tell your family or you can use a website like Kin Talk (

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